More Sports Topics

MacLean out with Senators

Dec 9, 2014

MacLean out with Senators

Paul MacLean was fired as coach of the Ottawa Senators on Monday, less than 18 months since he was the NHL’s coach of the year. The coaching dismissal was the first in the NHL this season and comes with the team off to an ...

Dec 9, 2014

NHL OKs Vegas market exploration

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Board of Governors had no objection to billionaire businessman Bill Foley exploring the level of interest in an expansion team coming to the city of Las Vegas. Bettman was adamant that nothing more should be read into ...

Oilers snap 11-game losing streak

Dec 8, 2014

Oilers snap 11-game losing streak

The Edmonton Oilers were able to avoid two dubious streaks on Sunday by beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1. David Perron scored the game winner midway through the third period and the Oilers snapped an 11-game losing streak and avoided a ninth straight home ...

Warriors stretch victory streak to 12

Dec 7, 2014

Warriors stretch victory streak to 12

Steve Kerr called himself the luckiest coach in the NBA. In his first coaching job, his Golden State Warriors have set a franchise record with their 12th straight victory and improved to a league-best 10-1 on the road. “They’re easy to coach. They’re really ...

Babcock gets 500th victory

Dec 7, 2014

Babcock gets 500th victory

The Detroit Red Wings’ come-from-behind effort lifted coach Mike Babcock to a new career milestone. Darren Helm and the Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers 3-2 and secure Babcock’s 500th victory. Helm’s wrist shot past Cam Talbot broke a ...

Hawks sink Canadiens

Dec 6, 2014

Hawks sink Canadiens

Most of the bounces — even crazy, hard-to-explain ones — seem to be going the Chicago Blackhawks’ way. Brandon Saad scored with 27 seconds left in the third period and surging Chicago won its fifth straight game, 4-3 over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday ...

Predators sink Blues in Brodeur's debut

Dec 5, 2014

Predators sink Blues in Brodeur's debut

Martin Brodeur hadn’t played in the NHL since his final win April 13 with the New Jersey Devils. Stepping back into the crease after such a long break was a bit different for the 42-year-old goalie. Wearing St. Louis blue instead of Devils red ...

Wild stave off Canadiens

Dec 4, 2014

Wild stave off Canadiens

With their top defenseman out and a power play that is misfiring, a couple of fortuitous bounces were enough for the Minnesota Wild. Jason Zucker and Jason Pominville scored improbable goals to lift the Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on ...

Canadiens legend Beliveau dead at 83

Dec 3, 2014

Canadiens legend Beliveau dead at 83

Former Montreal Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau died Tuesday. He was 83. The team confirmed the death of the Hall of Fame center and one of the most beloved players in Canadiens history. A supremely skilled center who spent 18 full seasons and parts of ...

Pens muscle past Devils

Dec 3, 2014

Pens muscle past Devils

Robert Bortuzzo’s main responsibility is to protect Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The towering Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman is unapologetic in his aggressive approach, figuring if he does his job, then his team’s stars can do theirs. One board-rattling second-period collision with New Jersey’s Jaromir ...

Ducks outlast gritty Bruins

Dec 2, 2014

Ducks outlast gritty Bruins

After the Anaheim Ducks fell out of first place in the NHL during a disappointing holiday weekend, coach Bruce Boudreau thought they would benefit from a grind-it-out game against a formidable defensive team. Thanks to Frederik Andersen’s goaltending, Anaheim barely emerged from that test ...

Red Wings build four-game streak

Dec 1, 2014

Red Wings build four-game streak

The streaking Detroit Red Wings were able to laugh about a power outage at aging Joe Louis Arena. Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Detroit beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Sunday for its fourth straight victory. About a third of Joe Louis Arena, including ...